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The School of Humanities and Social Sciences, located in the beautiful old section of Aix-en-Provence, once a medieval village, is the only study abroad center in the region that offers classes in both French and English. The School prides itself on the diversity of its course offerings in both languages, which enables students with strong French language ability and those just beginning to study the language to gain access to a study abroad experience. The multiple course offerings allow students to fulfill many of their general education requirements and complete major and minor requirements linked to areas in the humanities, social sciences, education, and the arts.


Area(s) of Study

  • Ancient History And Classical
  • Cultural Studies
  • Human Development And Family S
  • Philosophy
  • Anthropology
  • Economics
  • Humanities
  • Psychology
  • Architectural Interior Design
  • English
  • International Business
  • Radio-Television-Film
  • Architecture
  • European Studies
  • International Relations And Gl
  • Religious Studies
  • Art History
  • Finance
  • Journalism
  • Social Science
  • Business Administration
  • Fine Arts
  • Legal Environment Of Business
  • Studio Art
  • Classical Civilization
  • French
  • Liberal Arts
  • Undergraduate Studies
  • Communication
  • French Civilization
  • Management
  • Visual Art Studies
  • Communication Studies
  • Government
  • Marketing
  • Writing
  • Comparative Literature
  • History
  • Middle Eastern Studies

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Academic Information

Courses available in Archaeology, Architectural Design, Art & Art History, Business, Communication Studies, Creative Writing, French Language and Literature, History, Peace Studies, Photography, Political Science, Psychology, and Wine Studies. Students enroll in 12-18 credits during the semester and 6-9 credits during the summer.


IAU courses are taught by experienced and credentialed faculty. They employ interactive teaching styles while creating an active and exciting learning environment. IAU faculty are top in their field and have developed curriculum and course content that is academically rigorous and rewarding.

Language(s) of Instruction

English and French


Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - Yes


Students will live with local families for a fully immersed study abroad experience. Breakfast is provided daily as well as six dinners per week. Housing placements are based on students' responses to the housing questionnaire during application. Staying with a host family is often reported by students as the highlight of the program!

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

Priority deadlines listed below are UT study abroad app deadlines; final deadlines are IAU app deadlines. Students must apply in that order. Budgets below are samples, but include everything a student will need except money for extensive personal travel. Summer budgets are based on the 6-week, 6-credit program option.

Program Dates:

- Spring
  • January 23, 2021 to May 9, 2021
  • Final Deadline: October 1, 2020
- Summer Whole
  • June 6, 2020 to July 19, 2020
  • Priority Deadline: February 15, 2020
  • Final Deadline: April 1, 2020
- Fall
  • September 5, 2020 to December 16, 2020
  • Priority Deadline: March 1, 2020
  • Final Deadline: May 1, 2020

Application Code


Additional Resources

Program Website
Peer Evaluations

Next Step

1) Attend an "Explore: France & Belgium" info session. Dates and locations listed on website. 2) See an academic advisor to discuss needed credit while abroad. 3) Attend a "Ready to Apply: France & Belgium" session. Dates and locations given at Explore session. 4) Attend Mandatory Pre-departure Orientation.

Program information above is subject to change